Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Shot Goes All Father & Son On Me

I haven't talked about The Shot in a long time.

K is the undisputed King of The Shot.

He balls up his dirty underwear at the end of the day, calculates the intended trajectory, hurls them up at the ceiling fan and hopes they land in the laundry hamper.

[Usually they don't, but when they do there is a great fanfare and the crowd goes wild. K's arms fling up, he runs a lap around the bed. He makes that crowd noise that boys make.]

This past weekend at the beach there was a new spin on The Shot.

K was changing The Mayor into his pajamas...

Hmmmm... little boy underwear plus ceiling fan... possibilities!

"Mayor, do you think I can throw your underwear at the ceiling fan, spin it around and have it come back and hit you on the head?"

The Mayor's eyes filled with mirth to match his father's.

"Noooooooo!" The Mayor said.

K balled up the teeny tiny Thomas the Tank Engine briefs.

He made the necessary mathmatical calculations.

He flung the itty bitty underwear up... and they flew across the room.

The Mayor laughed.

"Here," K said to The Mayor. "Lie down on your bed. Put your head on this pillow and I'll try again."

The Mayor assumed the position.

K threw, the teeny tiny underwear, they caught on the ceiling fan blade, they spun around...

...and they flew down and SMACKED The Mayor right in the head.

K's manly victory dance ensued.

The Mayor laughed.

I shook my head and thought, "that is one odd chromosome."

64 comments:

Tabba said...

He should've put both the kids on the bed & tried it with your bra....to see if he could get each noggin in each cup. :)
I have to say though, the man has talent. The fact that it only took two tries. Pretty impressive.

Sayre said...

SOrry...can't comment...too busy laughing!

Above Average Joe said...

K's just proving to The Mayor that dad's can do everything. Eventually, when The Rooster is, say 16, that will completely reverse.

Mimi said...

too funny! Owen Meaney is one of my favorite books too... and my son's middle name is from the book too.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I'll never understand boys. Ever.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a date with a ceiling fan and a pair of underwear.

SciFi Dad said...

Two shots to resolve:
- the different fan
- the different underpant weight
- the different target location
- the pressure of performing for his son

I'm impressed.

Patience said...

Everything turns into a competitive sporting event! Can't ya just smell the testosterone!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

I am no fun. Seriously.

Every night we play basket ball with SF's clothes in her hamper...every night...she wants to fling them into the ceiling fan...every night I dissuade her from doing so...

I am a boring and unfun person.

Marymurtz said...

Just be glad they waited til the kids were out of diapers, ok?

Slackermommy said...

This should be an Olympic event. It takes skill!

MamaLee said...

SO funny!

That is something that my hubby would teach my son!

ewe are here said...

That Y chromosome can be awfully silly sometimes.

pgoodness said...

LOL. What is it with men (boys) and ceiling fans?? It took forever to convince the boys that throwing balls up to hit the ceiling fan to see where they would land was NOT a good idea... "but dad does it!!" OY. It's also hard to keep a straight face when they are laughing so hard.

Paige said...

Only bit of father I've seen in young Avery is this: One day she told me "The TV is for football."

The Queen Mama said...

My boys have thrown many, many things at ceiling fans to test the outcome...but underwear hasn't made it to the blades yet.

Maybe the possibility of getting smacked in the face by their own skid marks puts them off the idea.

slouching mom said...

Well.

Fathers and sons have to bond over SOMETHING, right? In our house it's chess and Pokemon, and in yours it's...underwear.

Love it.

QT said...

An odd chromosome indeed - and it just keeps getting better with age...

Kelly said...

I'm glad he has passed down the important lessons of life.

Pendullum said...

Maybe it is a good thing you living so far away as my huisband and yours could be 'shot' mates!

Christina_the_wench said...

Male bonding. Interesting....

NotSoSage said...

Hmm, a little insight into how the other half live.

Augs Casa said...

EXCELLENT!! Video!! Video. I miss all the good stuff. K is my new hero

Cece said...

Boys are SO weird! lol

KAT said...

Now that's talent! And in only two tries.

It must be a guy thing.

Kyla said...

That is awesome. And it IS a weird chromosome. *lol*

100 Words said...

Patent that game NOW. Monday Night Fan-pant-ball's coming to a screen near you

Jenifer said...

I really need to learn more about boys!

Diane said...

Is this the sort of thing I have to look forward to? At least fathers pass on the important things. Like armpit farts.

EE said...

LOL!! sounds like something I would do with my son...scary isn't it:)

Natalie said...

Wow, an impressive game. I never thought it would work .

Aldon Hynes said...

A Daddy-bloggers note to self: Must get ceiling fan.

Hol&J said...

Oh no, we have three ceiling fans!

jess said...

Ha ha. If only I had a ceiling fan. We used to have a trampoline (one of the tiny ones) under the ceiling fan when I was a kid. Only a very short family would think that was a good idea.

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Catizhere said...

This may explain WHY I find Joe's briefs all over the bedroom..........

Yamagoo said...

OMG I so am doing this tonight in Herr Boobensteins room!
We practice "The Shot" all the time much to Mama's chagrin.
I love being a guy.
LOVE IT!
PS-Tell K thanks on behalf on me an the steiney-heiney!

Cherann said...

Out of curiosity, does anyone know of a little girl that plays like this? Boys totally think sooo differently.

Lawyer Mama said...

LOL! My kids are both still in diapers & Daddy likes to take the used & balled up diapers & have the kids launch them over the baby gate and down the stairs. The winner has the diaper that lands closest to the front door.

I feel like I should steal your line - Oh, the Joys!

mommiebear2 said...

I can so see my two boys doing something like this.

Karen Forest said...

As a kid I used to throw balled up socks at the fan.......pretty fun.

BARON.VON.TRUBE said...

THE BARON laughed out loud with your last sentence. You've given me more ideas for the bedroom now.

Thank you!

THE BARON

flutter said...

that is hilarious. My man does this, shimmy out of the boxer-briefs, step out of one side and fling the whole pair up with his toe. Except, one time they hit me in the face. IN THE FACE. Come to think of it, he made that crowd noise when it happened....

Jennifer said...

BOYS.

Gotta love 'em! :)

mel said...

Did you know that if you throw a balled up pair of socks at a ceiling fan that, if you are really lucky, the fan will separate the pair and shoot them in opposite directions? Me neither.

Starrlight said...

It's the broken Y. It teeters around a lot. Which, in turn, explains a lot :P

Momish said...

That is too funny (and talented). If I could do that, I would have to pass it along to my heirs as well. AND do the victory dance! I would love to spend just an hour in your house!

Em said...

Off the fan...what a shot!! Now let's see him do that with a behind the back shot!

Fidget said...

hee hee hee! My mom used to get so made because we'd throw super balls at the ceiling fan. Underwear would have been a much safer and less destructive choice

Megan said...

My boys play "stair ball" which Des insists will become an Olympic sport. He's already training Davin for it. Apparently it consists of Des whipping a ball up the stairs and getting points for coming close, but not actually, hitting Cade.
Oh my word. Too much testosterone on Team Reddick!

Mimi said...

Please please dear Jesus don't let Pynchon find out about this!

Hey -- loved the beach pictures, especially of the tourists ogling the Mayor. Ha!

the breach mimi

Pgoodness said...

I sure wish I could make the crowd noise. It must be genetic to men only, eh?

Sara said...

Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha.

I swear there exists something called boy school where you learn to burp, throw a ball, throw a punch, pee in the snow and other important skills.

I think you saw underwear and ceiling fans 101.

jen said...

it might be odd, but it's absolutely adorable. K is a good, good man.

carrie said...

Oh geeeez . . .

Carrie

Merry Mama said...

I like what tabba said. ONe year for the hubs birthday we couldn't find the blindfold for pin the tail, so we used a bra.

A black bra.

A black size 34 A bra.

Mel said...

LMAO!!! Do you know, yours is one of the only blogs out in this big ol' Intarwebs that can make me talk, out loud, to my monitor?
(((You)))

Scribbit said...

Hate to say this, but I have to.

Be glad he's changing it. With my boys I swear I have to do an underwear check before letting them out of the house each day, if I didn't the twits would live in the same pair.

Ugh. I think it's a boy thing.

David said...

Wow, I should try that.

Mad Hatter said...

That K is a keeper. Looks AND talent. Lucky you.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Mr Mayhem is a fan of the shot as well!

We also have the "kick flip", where you put your underwear on the end of your foot and kick into the air...catching it with your hand. It's a sight to behold! :)

amyerj said...

I knew I loved you for a reason. I'm a huge John Irving fan and have read A Prayer for Owen Meany at least every other year for the last ten or so. Hmmmm... you're so cool.

The Sour Kraut said...

This is HILARIOUS!! I love it!!

Kevin Charnas said...

GET OUT OF HERE!!! YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!! The post just before this one...or just after, depending where you're coming from...when K was lying on the couch looking at his leg hair, I wondered to myself, "I wonder if he's gonna do the underwear-ceiling fan thing?"

And low and behold, one post later...VOILA!! MAGIC!

radical mama said...

You need central air, girlfriend!